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Children's Act, 2005 (Act No. 38 of 2005)

Chapter 11 : Alternative Care

175. Discharge from alternative care


(1) The provincial head of social development in the relevant province may, in the best interest of a child at any time whilst the child is in alternative care, issue a notice directing that the child be discharged from alternative care as from a date specified in the notice.


(2) A notice of discharge in terms of subsection (1) may be issued only after—
(a) procedures prescribed by regulation have been carried out—
(i) to assess the best interest of the child; and
(ii) to reunite the child with the child's immediate family or other family members, if applicable; and
(b) a report on such assessment and reunification by a designated social worker has been submitted to and considered by the provincial head of social development.


(3) A notice of discharge relieves the alternative care-giver from any further responsibilities in relation to the child.